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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
, stephanie, thank you. >>> and now to politics. both president obama and governor romney are trying to make their case to the nation as they hit their final stretch and they're not the only ones squaring off these days. john stewart and bill o'reilly are doing it as well. mike viqueira has more now from the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. both candidates are pouring it on now, raising big piles of campaign cash and playing to ever bigger crowds. this with 30 days to go to the finish line. momentum off his debate's success, mitt romney kept the heat on the president last night in florida. >> he said, you know, you can't fix washington from the inside. you can only fix it from the outside. we'll give him that chance on november. >> reporter: the romney campaign says it's taken in $12 million in campaign cash. while the obama campaign reported a record monthly haul, $181 million in september, tops for either campaign this year. in his weekly address the president touted another september number, the unexpected drop in the jobless rate. >> friday we l
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
to you. there is new evidence this morning that mitt romney has largely erased president obama's lead here in the crucial battleground state of ohio, and this morning both campaigns are trying to capture that special energy that exists in a near election and a narrowing race. with the calendar ticking down to november 6th on a crisp ohio night, mitt romney offered an alternative to the obama calls four more years >> i think the right chant ought to be four more weeks,our more weeks, all right. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie looked directly into the camera and delivered this blunt message. >> mr. president, you have lived inside 1600 pennsylvania for four years. if you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago you've earned! >> reporter: also in ohio, trying to hang on to a slim lead, president obama as a new poll shows romney has trimmed his opponent's advantage to four points. >> i need you fired up. i need you ready to go to vote because we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. every
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
romney has erased the lead of president obama in the crucial battleground state of ohio. both teams are trying to capture the energy in a narrowing race and competitive race. with the calendar ticking down, mitt romney offered an alternative to the battle cries for four more years. >> i think that the right chant for them ought to be four more weeks, four more weeks. >> reporter: chris christie looked directly into the cameras and delivered this characteristically blunt message. >> mr. president, you have lived inside of 1600 pennsylvania for four years and if you cannot change washington from inside of the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago that you have earned. >> reporter: and also in ohio trying to hang on to a slim lead is president obama as the new poll shows that romney's trend as the opponent advantage is trimmed to four points. >> i need you fired up and ready to vote, because we are have some work to do. we have an election to win. everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012. >> reporter: ohio is the closest thing to a must-wi
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
. i think they both can do that as they talk policy, to also connect. we have seen in romney with an image issue, that is something -- a hump he really has to get over. >> the economy has been the strength for romney, or at least the area they want it target. but we are hearing more about foreign policy. the administration policy towards china. more attacks on what happened in benghazi and whether responses were answered for more security help. would you expect to hear more foreign policy in this debate? >> i think so because i think that romney wanted to connect to a broader leadership issue. break down of leadership. the benghazi issue and attack on cons late, death of our ambassador, and how it was handled. the fact there are different opinions from the administration. i think he want to expose that and keep the issue alive. we will see how it resonates with voters but it is an important issue dealt with by the administration. the trend line for the economy is more positive from the point of view of the administration and we see it in the polling too that people are feeling better
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
and over the top in ways both pleasing and offensive to others. that is just not president obama's style, as a politics, as a person. so i think he will find his own way to be aggressive, challenge romney, disqualify romney. i think that's important. he will have to do it in his own style. within the bounds of this format where you have people in the audience who are asking questions that they will try to speak with. >> not only the people but the whole town hall format, does that lend to one strength over another in this case? >> it certainly is tough nor romney. but i think this is tough for the president as well. you have to mold a little bit. you have to connect. on the program this morning, we will go back to 1992 and the signature moments for president clinton when he was governor clinton yb in being able to feel your pain, as the expression goes. where he could identify with the people in the room. i think they both can do that as they talk policy, to also connect. we have seen in romney with an image issue, that is something -- a hump he really has to get over. >> the econo
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
well, leaning on a compass, it seems like mrs. romney and mrs. obama both really are spiritual. and they look to a higher source, right? >> yeah. what became clear in these interviews, they both prayed daily. in different ways, but michelle obama said you can't be in this job and not lean on a higher power. as she talked about how she invokes that with daily prayer and how they pray at meal time with their kids. and ann romney talked about how she prays while she's working out in the morning. >> mrs. romney, i understand this is your first time meeting her. i've interviewed her, as well. what did you think about her? first impression? >> you know, she's lovely. she's warm and honestly she's more open than a lot of political wives or candidates that i've interviewed in the past, which i really appreciated. and i know "good housekeeping" readers will appreciate it. >> she brought you to tears. >> she was talking about the early days when she found out she had a mass -- before it was over, i had a few tears in my eyes too. she was very sympathetic and warm. >> i think she had a little
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
tomorrow's job hall, kind of like a job interview. both the president and mitt romney will apply for the job in person to american voters. on the eve of what could easily be billed as the rematch, both candidates will spend another day in virtual seclusion. >> hello, everybody. hello, hello. >> reporter: president obama briefing popping out of debate prep sunday to deliver pizzas and a surprise to supporters. >> i wanted to call and say thank you. i'm over at the williamsburg office, and i know that you just have been working so hard for the campaign. >> reporter: his opponent mitt romney pausing for sunday services a ever he claimed what he called a crescendo of enthusiasm for his campaign one day earlier in ohio taking aim at the president. >> his president keeps getting smaller and smaller as he talks about big bird and so forth, and our crowds keep getting bigger and big sneer in round two tomorrow night, president obama's surrogates are confident he'll unleash his more aggressive side and blunt romney's recent surge. >> i think the momentum will be slowed not just by the preside
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
12 presidential races and one area of the state is getting a lot of attention from both the president and from mitt romney. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell is in cincinnati. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. we know winning ohio is critical but the real fight is happening on smaller turf, places like this, home to 800,000 people who know they are among the most sought-after voters anywhere. now in parts of the state, it's really predictable, for obama or for romney, hamilton county could go either way and might decide it all. picking sides in cincinnati is usually a fight over who makes the city's best chili, piled high and smothered in cheese, but now it's about ohio's biggest fall prize. >> register to vote right here. update your voter registration. >> reporter: winning southwest ohio's hamilton county. >> it is ground zero, right where we are. >> it's a county that president bush won in '01 but barack obama won in '08. >> reporter: the county has traditionally gone republican. >> this is a place we plan to reclaim in 2012. >> that looks like
NBC
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
ohio. that's how important this state is going forward. both campaigns spending a lot of time in the buckeye state. that's perhaps why we saw governor romney and paul ryan reuniting last night in lancaster, ohio. big crowd down there, about 8,500 jammed into the town square. but there is some ground to be made up for this campaign. polls show that president obama is still holding a lead over governor romney in ohio. but those polls also show that the governor is closing in, within striking distance now of the president. speaking of the president, he also was in ohio this week and admitted publicly that he had a bad night out in denver for that first presidential debate. obviously a lot of republicans and democrats agreed with his assessment. the president said he was too polite and that voters can expect him to see him being a lot more active in the second debate up at hofstra university in new york. back here in ohio, paul ryan's got a big day here. he's got two stops in ohio, starting with this rally a little later this morning, and then he'll go up to minnesota before ending the n
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
gives romney a slight lead among likely voters. both candidates are campaigning today in ohio. it's the last day for voter registration in that crucial battleground state. >>> it's sentencing day for former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky, convicted of sexually abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. several of his victims are expected to address the court. sandusky faces a sentence of up to 400 years but does plan to appeal his conviction. in a jailhouse statement played on a penn state radio station last night, sandusky said in my heart i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. >>> for the first time in its history, the united states does not have a protestant majority. a new study from the pew forum on religious and public life finds that the percentage of protestant adults has fallen to 48% and the number of americans who claim no religious affiliation has increased from 15% to 20% in the last five years. >>> and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." brian? >> hey, natalie, good morning. coming up to
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
race. ohio a big prize on election day. one area of that swing state getting attention from both the president and from mitt romney. our capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell was in cincinnati this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. we all know ohio is a battleground, but the fight is on smaller turf. a county like this, where there are 800,000 people among the most sought after voters anywhere. in some parts of the state, it is predictable, pro-obama or pro-romney. hamilton county could swing and decide it all. picking sides in cincinnati is usually a fight over who makes the city's best chili, piled high, smothered in cheese. now it is about ohio's biggest fall prize. >> register to vote here. >> reporter: winning southwest ohio's hamilton county. >> it is ground zero, right where we are. >> it is a county president bush won in '04, barack obama won in '08. >> reporter: the county has traditionally gone republican. >> this is a place we plan to reclaim in 2012. >> reporter: a shot at victory means countless steps and thousands of front doors. >> hi, my n
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
republican rival mitt romney. both candidates campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact, romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason, a new cnn orc poll shows it is a close rate for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% of likely voters backing president obama, 47% for romney. that, of course, made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back in the white house this morning. nbc's tracie pots joins us now with all the latest from washington, tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. good morning, everyone. the president is closing the gap in a number of these battleground states and it continues to say the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absolutely not true. >> if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> repor
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the president. tomorrow we'll see both candidates in ohio. there's good reason for that. tomorrow is the last day voters there can register to vote. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. mitt romney will deliver that major policy speech before noon eastern, but the obama campaign is issuing a preemptive st
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
. both the romney and obama campaigns are expressing concern about the moderator of tuesday's second presidential debate. candy crowley will be hosting the debate, and she suggested that she'll play a larger role than agreed to by the candidates. according to "time" magazine's mark halperin, the two campaigns have raised objection saying the moderator's participation should be much more limited than she's leading people to believe. crowley has suggested she'll ask follow-up questions, which is not part of the agreed upon format. >>> as the candidates get in their final cram session before tomorrow night's debate, aides say president obama will be more aggressive, and mitt romney's camp says he'll be ready. for details, we go now to nbc's tracy potts. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. aides say that the president has seen the tape of the last debate, that he was disappointed and that he doesn't plan to make the same mistakes again. president obama taking a break from his weekend debate prep in williamsburg, virginia. >> it is going great. >> reporter: advisers
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
tomorrow night at a resort in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney is preparing in boston. both sides agree the president has to improve on his performance from the first debate. >> he's got to be more energetic. i think you'll see somebody who's very passionate about the choice that our country faces. >> the president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record, and he can't change his policies, and that's what this election is about. >> some obama aides say the president wasn't as prepared as they wanted for the first debate because he had to focus on some of his presidential responsibilities. now, you can watch tomorrow night's presidential debate live here on nbc 4. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m., and then stay tuned for news 4 at 11:00 for a full breakdown of what the candidates said. >>> if you haven't registered to vote yet, you'd better do so this week. today is the deadline for voters to register. in maryland and west virginia, you have until tomorrow. in the district, you've missed the deadline to register by mail, but you can still register
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
is in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney is in boston. both agree it's upon the president to improve on his performance in the next debate. nbc's tracie potts live on capitol hill with more. >> reporter: good morning. the president apparently agrees with it. he saw the tape of the last debate, was pretty disappointed, and does not plan to make the same mistakes again. tomorrow the president's been down in williamsburg practicing for this next one on tomorrow. not a lot of details about specifically what he's studying other than aides saying he'll be a lot more aggressive and energetic than we saw two weeks ago. mitt romney, who went to church with his family yesterday, has been doing debate prep himself on the road, ready to face what aides say will be, from the president, a new strategy. >> we saw governor romney sort of serially walk away from his own proposals, and certainly the president is going to be willing to challenge him on it. >> the president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record, and he can't change his policies. >> reporter: mitt ro
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
potential weakness. both the president and mitt romney said they're pleased with how their running mates did. the president watched the face-off on air force one as he returned to d.c. from a campaign in miami. romney watched it from a hotel room in north carolina after a campaign event. the two presidential candidates will debate again themselves next tuesday, october 16th. >>> the u.s. is hoping to build a public-private partnership to fight cyber attacks. this comes as the u.s. points the finger at iran as a source of recent cyber attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retaliation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those attacks possibly the most destructive the private sector has seen yet. >>> today a civil liberties and advocacy group will put out its own ads in metro stations to combat the ads that are pro israel. cares campaign in response to the anti-jihad posters. a c.a.r.e. spokesperson hasn't said what the ads will say,ut they will promote mutual understanding and challenge hate. >>> a montgomery county child defies death
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
both presidential candidate,on the campaign trail. romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the virginia military institute in lexington. the 30-minute speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's, quote, passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." today president obama will wrap up a two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi and katy perry. and he attended a fund-raising dinner. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent wall street journal/mari
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
abortion. vice president joe biden criticized paul ryan and mitt romney for launching critical attacks about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. congressman ryan said the attack is projecting weakness abroad. the two are both snarky when referring to controversial comments made in the past. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> on tax reform, ryan said there rcht enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of obama's spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. this is the only vice presidential debate. the two presidential candidates will hold their face-off next tuesday, october 16th. >>> vice president ryan was often noted for what he did not say. he often laughed at paul ryan's comments. that caught the attention of twitter. biden's smile is out of control. and michael said, not sure cameras have been light tested for biden's teeth. best to watch for sunglasses. and someone
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
with his republican rival, a debate most people say mitt romney won. >> both candidates will be keeping low profiles today as they prepare for tomorrow night's second debate. president obama is preparing in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney is in boston. obama campaign aides say the president has watched that first debate. they say he won't make the same mistakes again. >> i think he's going to be aggressive for making the case of his view of where we should go as a country. >> president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record, and he can't change his policies, and that's what this election about. >> tomorrow night's town hall style debate will focus on domestic and foreign policy. the president will likely face questions about the white house's response to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. >>> if you haven't registered to vote yet, this week is your last chance. maryland voters will have until tomorrow, and the same goes for people in west virginia. in the district, the deadline has already passed to register by mail. you
NBC
Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
staged this kind of attack in the past. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and mitt romney are both hitting battleground states this weekend. the president will head to williamsburg, virginia today for debate camp. he is expected to stay there until tuesday where he'll then travel to new york for his second debate against romney at hofstra university. romney was also in virginia yesterday before heading to ohio. he'll travel through the buckeye state today making several campaign stops. >>> mitt romney's comments about cutting funding for public broadcasting are once again in the spotlight. two men are working on a million muppet march on the national mall. the organizers are hoping for a rally on the mall on november 3rd the saturday before the election. it's the -- in the first presidential debate romney said he would cut funding to pbs even though he loves big bird. that sparked an outpouring of support in favor of big bird. the men hope to have skits and musical performances featuring muppets during the rally. it will be a rocking good time in ohio next week as the boss
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
were escorted out of of the area. >> both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's debate. the president is in williamsburg virginia for the next few days. he is planning on staying there until the debate. john kerry is again playing the role of romney, and romney is traveling all over ohio while preps for the debate. the match up is in new york, and it will be a town hall style. meanwhile, the latest poll numbers may be close, but president obama's campaign has one major lead this morning. with donations from four million people. a top campaign aide says that brings fund raising to more than 181 million. >>> if you haven't registered to vote yet in next month's election, time is running out. virginia voters have to register by tomorrow. absentee voting is under deadline. >> voters can still register in person through this friday. they have to go to any dc public library, fire house, or police station. >>> a traffic alert for drivers in virginia, major ramp and lane closures this weekend. drivers should use the through lanes to get bike, and the ramp for eisenhower
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Oct 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the past. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and mitt romney are both hitting battleground states this weekend. the president will head to williamsburg, virginia today for debate camp. he is expected to stay until tuesday where he'll then travel to new york for his second debate against romney at hoft ra university. romney will travel through the buckeye state today making several stops. >>> protests in d.c. are nothing new but one proposed protest features some unusual participants. two men are planning a rally called the million muppet march. in the first presidential debate romney said he would cut funding to pbs even though he loves big bird. that sparked an outpouring of support in favor of big bird. the men are hoping for a rally on the mall november 3rd the saturday before the election and they're planning to have skits and musical performances featuring the muppets during that rally. and it will be a rocking good time in ohio next week as the boss will meet up with a former boss. former president bill clinton will join legendary rocker bruce springsteen at a campaig
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
evening. virginia has been a common stop for both candidates and their spouses. mitt romney and his wife ann were making multiple campaign stops in virginia yesterday. the first lady's event opens to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> people who live in the district today is the last day you can register to vote by mail. applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations. anyone who misses today's deadline can still register to vote during early voting and on the election at their polling place. the election is tuesday, november 6th. >>> the top american counterterrorism adviser heads to libya today. john brennan will yet get an update on the investigation into the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last month. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. brenn brennan's trip comes a day before congress holds its first hearing on the attack. a state department official will be among the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he is expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
strong push in the state. mitt romney and his wife ann both made multiple campaign stops there yesterday. the first lady's event opens to on the public 2:45 this afternoon. >> president obama will try to appeal to young voters again today. he'll visit ohio state university in columbus. he's been to more than 30 college campuses this year alone. this will be his fourth visit to a campus in ohio in recent weeks. the president flies to the battleground state from california where a series of fund-raisers helped generate millions of dollars for his campaign. >>> republicans are focusing on another battleground state, north carolina. senator john mccain and house speaker john boehner are some of the gop leaders who will campaign for mitt romney in the tar heel state. the republican presidential nominee will visit north carolina later in the week. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. romney criticized president obama's foreign policy. he also vowed to be tougher on iran and help rebel forces in syria. foreign policy will be the focus of the next presidential debate which takes place
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
presidential race as both president obama and mitt romney focus in on ohio. is the president spending too much time talking about big bird? we're going to ask a senior adviser to his campaign. >>> also ahead, the fbi searches the home of a missing 10-year-old colorado girl. we'll have details on that and hear from the girl's parents for the first time since their daughter's disappearance. >>> and then we'll take a turn and ask what happens when mom goes on strike. the answer, as you might guess, one big mess. we're going to meet a woman who just taught her daughters a valuable lesson. those stories plus some simple style changes that can make you look ten years younger. sounds pretty good when we get started on a wednesday morning here on "today." eun, back to you. >> it does sound good. i'm going to get my kids to watch it to see what happens when mom goes on vacation at home. >> it's an amazing story. definitely fun to watch. >> thank you, savannah. see you soon. >>> metro's money making plan for inauguration day. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama co
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
has been courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling the polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. both of them out of the public spotlight as they continue to study for that. ryan is in florida. vice president biden is in delaware. he says he is focusing on ryan's speeches and on his budget. lynn? >>> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting another death from the meningitis outbreak. that's according to the associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee, the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to this outbreak. while many are believed not to be at risk, those who got the shot between late june and september are being urged to get checked. >>> for the very first time we are heari
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
. this will be the only debate between the two and will cover both foreign and domestic issues. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. >>> today president obama is taking his campaign to florida. he will travel to miami this afternoon and hold a rally at the university of miami. then this evening, the president will headline a fundraiser at a hotel. the event is expected to raise $1 million for the president's campaign. the president is also speaking out about his own lackluster debate last week in. two interviews last week, he said he had a bad night and that he was too polite. >>> mitt romney is clarifying his stance on abortion. during a campaign stop in ohio, he told reporters he'll be a pro-life president. he also renewed his promise to cut off aid to plan parenthood. earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion related legislation. the obama campaign quickly pounced saying he was hiding his stance on women's
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
their flight paths. >> both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's debate and campaigning in swing states. the president is in williamsburg, virginia, and it planning on staying there until the debate. john kerry is once again playing the role of romney, and romney is traveling all over ohio while prepping for the debate. it will be a town hall style. the latest poll numbers may be close, but president obama's campaign has one major thing to celebrate. total fund raising has been more than $181 million. the republicans have not released their september fundraising numbers. >> if you have not registered to vote yet, time is running out. the deadline for maryland and west virginia voters is tuesday, while the mail in deadline for registration passed last week. they can still regular strer this friday at any brie brar, fire house, or online. special interest groups in maryland are spending big bucks. supporters for and against question seven that would pay for a casey know have spent more than 47 million. that's on pace to exceed their spending. there's also been
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching. barack obama too. moderator martha raddatz of abc. they tangled on iran. >> we're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. it's because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you're going to go to war, is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> reporter: on the middle class what about mitt romney saying 47% of americans feel entitled to government benefits? >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august and august was slower than it was in july. we're heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new jobs -- private sector jobs. >> was it a good
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
now moves to new york. the first pitch is set for just after 7:30 tonight. >>> both presidential campaigns are zeroing in on the battleground state of ohio. mitt romney will spend his second day in the buckeye state trying to keep up momentum from last week's debate. he campaigned in akron, ohio, and spoke alongside governor chris christie. president obama spoke outside ohio state university. early polls show mitt romney leading the presidential race this morning. according to a gallup survey, the gop candidate leads 49%-47%. president obama leads another gallup poll that surveys registered votes. >>> a congressional committee will meet today to discuss last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the hearing is expected to focu on security missteps by the u.s. state department. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack. a state department official will be along the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he's expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in t
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
kentucky. it will be the only debate between the two and will cover both foreign and domestic issues. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. debate coverage on nbc 4 begins tonight at 9:00 followed by news4 at 11:00. >>> we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m., we'll be there. look for the latest at nbcwashington.com. >>> hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on the popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks there. police say two attacks on capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethesda and tried to rob them. on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they b
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